Monday, September 22, 2008

I struck Gold...

Expat GOLD....

thanks to FIL Kirk for sending us a wonderful box!

5 comments:

hollyandco said...

ok - I am feeling stress! I have started searching for blogs like yours since there is a very real possibility that we are going to wind up in Germany (from Texas) in a year. Why is that gold? How do you bake without baking soda and powder? Yikes- I have a lot to learn.

:)

Holly

arturgreensward said...

Danielle... you should be able to get backing soda no problem in Germany? The baking powder I know is more of an issue.

And Twizzlers? Ick.

Yelli said...

@Holly-I actually don't know how Germans cook without these. I have been trying to figure that out since I have lived here. I have seen some recipes with mineral water and that might substitute for bp but who knows?

However, arturgreensward is correct. You can find baking soda here-it is just in little packets which annoy me! Please ask away anytime you need info...

@arturgreensward - I know people have told me they found boxes of baking soda but I haven't seen them yet. As for Twizzlers, that is leftover nostalgia from my softball playing days!

Diane Mandy said...

Yeah for you!!

Andrea said...

You have Twizzlers! Can I come over?? They are my favorite.
The one thing I will say is the baking soda here is different. When I made a cake (two times) it just didn't turn out correctly. I did use an American recipe though (I haven't found Germans really make cakes like American style cakes). So I splurged for the 5€ box of baking powder from the English shop. Oh well!

Our Obi does make decent American style cakes to order (expensive though!) We did a Teletubbies cake for dd's b-day and while the icing was definitely weird (kinda greasy) the cake was good!